LEAC 2016 Honorees

Community Business Partnership

Bob Duistermars – United Way Central County
Bud Luppino – Bud’s Tire and Wheel
Sean White – Walgreens

Excellence in Community Service

Officer Robert Stage – CHP Riverside
Officer Harvey Ray – CHP Riverside
Officer Wade Arens – Corona Police Department
Officer David Dopson – Corona Police Department
Officer Jesus (Jesse) Castro – Riverside Police Department
Sergeant Richard Heard – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley

Investigative Excellence

Officer Joshua Carter – CHP Riverside
Senior Detective Andy Bryant – Corona Police Department
Detective Gary Griffitts – Corona Police Deparment
Sergeant Dan Leary – Corona Police Department
Officer Michael Placencia – Corona Police Department
Investigator Jessica Tuttle – Hemet PD
Lead Investigator III Andy Liu – Riverside Sheriff’s Department
Supervising Investigator Matthew Remmers – Riverside County District Attorney
Sergeant Chad Collopy – Riverside Police Department
Detective Joseph Miera – Riverside Police Department
Investigator II Ted Gonzales – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley
Lead Investigator III Robert Cornett – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Lake Elsinore

Distinguished K-9 Team Award

Corporal Chad Fountain & Spike – Corona Police Department
Officer Matthew Schmidt & Dre – Moreno Valley Police Department

Lifetime Achievement

Officer Scott Wayne – CHP Riverside
Officer Alan Calica – CHP Temecula
Lieutenant Harold “Dean” Evans III – Hemet Police Department
Sergeant (Retired) Jay Greenstein – Riverside Police Department


Officer Christopher Horton – CHP Riverside
Officer Jose Renteria – CHP Riverside
Officer Michael Neff – Corona Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Garcia – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Cabazon
Deputy Sheriff Jason Miller – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Cabazon
Deputy Sheriff Phillip Pike – Riverside Sheriff’s Department/Cabazon
Officer David Lim – Riverside Police Department

36th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Ceremony

The 36th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation ceremony was Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Each year co-workers, families, friends and members of the communities served by local law enforcement join together to honor law enforcement officers for performing duties deemed worthy of special recognition.

We enjoyed a wonderful evening where we were able to recognize these officers and share their amazing stories of a job well done.

Law Enforcement Agencies Represented 2014

  • Banning Police Department
  • Beaumont Police Department
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Corona Police Department
  • Hemet Police Department
  • Moreno Valley Police Department
  • Mount San Jacinto Community College District Police Department
  • Murrieta Police Department
  • Riverside Community College District Police Department
  • Riverside County District Attorney, Bureau of Investigations
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Riverside Police Department
  • University of California, Riverside Police Department

2014 Awards Ceremony Sponsors

The following organizations helped to sponsor this year’s award ceremony.

Fritts Ford
8000 Auto Dr
Riverside, CA 92505
City of Beaumont
550 E. 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
Riverside Sheriffs' Association
6215 River Crest Dr. Ste A
Riverside, CA 92507
City of Corona
400 S Vicentia Ave
Corona, CA 92882
Federal Signal Corporation
2645 Federal Signal Drive
University Park, IL 60484
Manyk Energy
Mission Ambulance
1055 E Third St
Corona, CA 92879
Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula, CA 92592
West Coast Light & Sirens
601 Columbia Ave
Riverside, CA 92507

Table Sponsors

Riverside Police Department
Riverside Police Administrators Association
Riverside Police Officers’ Association
University of Phoenix